The Creek & The Cave existed for 14 years in NYC until the pandemic made it impossible to continue.  Instrumental in advancing the careers of countless comedians and artists (Donald Glover, Tim Dillon, Kevin  Barnett, Sara Benincasa), it was a sad day when she turned in the keys. 

The Creek & The Cave will occupy the space that was formerly Barracuda (611 E 7th Street) and will provide a full  drink menu and food offerings. The club has entrances on 7th street and in the back, and has both an indoor and  outdoor stage. 

Trent promises, “The Austin comedy scene has always been a wonderful and magical place to hone the craft  and, as the scene grows and becomes more robust, we want to build a true clubhouse to serve as a place all  comics can call home.” Trent adds, “We will be providing a platform for the up and coming local comedians, as  well as exposing them to big name headliners. Part Master Class, part Dojo, part club, and all funny” 

The soft opening is set for April 1st 2021. “We are excited to get the club open and show Austin and what we’ve  done to the place and what we have to offer.” says Dowling. 

Who Is Creek Cave ATX?

Rebecca Trent

Rebecca Trent is a comedy producer, director, booker, talent coordinator, live event and festival coordinator  and a venue owner/operator. She directed Unconstitutional with Colin Quinn off Broadway, co-created What’s  Your Effing Deal with Big Jay Oakerson at the Village Underground, and is the co-creator of Skankfest.  

Colton Dowling

Colton Dowling – Colton has been a part of the comedy industry for 8 years in many facets. Colton’s experience in festivals, clubs, and shows all across the US gives him a distinct insight into the business of  standup comedy. He has worked in non-profits and LGBTQ groups and focuses on community building and supportiveness.